This year the competition applicants registered from 16 different countries. Gurroo.com will be making a donation to an Open Source BIM development organization in the near future to help enhance collaboration in the digital design community.

Design Challenge:

In today’s world, information is delivered through advanced technologies and is changing the way we interact with the physical world.  Information is exchanged through a virtual world built on the framework of the internet, computers, and mobile technology.  This changes the way we interact with the built world.  How interconnected can virtual and physical worlds become and how does this relationship influence physical architecture and its context? 

This design competition is an exploration into the relationship between an architectural design, the virtual world, and your chosen site.  Investigate the influence of the virtual world blending with physical architecture.   How does this process help solve some of the increasingly complex issues in our world today?  How are the users and site influenced by this concept? 

Physical Architecture + Virtual + Context 

Judging Panel:

Jamison McBride, Holabird & Root – Chicago
Travis Bridges, AIA, OKW Architects – Chicago
Michael Everts, AIA, NCARB, Associate Professor of Architecture, Montana State University
Joe Procunier, Editor Gurroo.com

Orbs – Winning Project – Innovative Minds 2013

Orbs – Winning Project – Innovative Minds 2013

  INNOVATIVE MINDS 2013: VIRTUAL CONTEXT –  WINNING PROJECT  Project Title: Orbs Self Efficient Eco Moving Display Balls in Brasil By: Adnane El Younsi and Pierre David School: Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Location: Nantes, France Site : a large country living religiously for sport. Brasil will host the next fifa wolrd cup of football in
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Temple of Football – Innovative Minds 2013

Temple of Football – Innovative Minds 2013

Honorable Mention Project: Innovative Minds 2013 Project Title: TEMPLE OF FOOTBALL By: DANIEAU Emeline and SABLÉ Camille School: Ecole Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture Location: Nantes, France Brazil will receive the football World Cup in 2014. Rio de Janeiro is one of the cities hosting the event. Our project responds to this worldwide, well known competition. It
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What about spam? – Innovative Minds 2013

What about spam? – Innovative Minds 2013

  Honorable Mention Project: Innovative Minds 2013 Project Title: What about spam? By: Wojciech Swarowski School: Poznan University of Technology Location: Poznan, Poland The proposed project was an experimental way from the past to the present by the future. I tried to create a simulation of the some prediction and illustrate how could the computer
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Gazebo between the world.

Gazebo between the world.

Honorable Mention Project: Innovative Minds 2013 Project Title: Gazebo between the world. By: TAE HOON SONG Location: Seoul, South Korea My one big thought is forming space that affected by virtual and real world’s climate(mood) to cope with the virtual world’s environment. The world are nor formed just by physical factors. Reciprocal interaction between force and
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Balloon City – Innovative Minds 2013

Balloon City – Innovative Minds 2013

Honorable Mention Project: Innovative Minds 2013 Project Title: Balloon City By: Do Gwanghun and Jung Hyojung School: Collage of Architecture Myungji University Location: South Korea When I want to enjoy the city, What I most want to know is ‘at this moment, where is the space of ambience that I want?’ Externals of architecture is
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Ephemeral Void – Innovative Minds 2013

Ephemeral Void – Innovative Minds 2013

Honorable Mention Project: Innovative Minds 2013 Project Title: Ephemeral Void By: Sonnja Isabel Cabrera Galina and Mariana Romero Huízar School: Universidad Iberoamericana Location: Mexico City, Mexico The Internet has provided the world with a virtual web where users can exchange information; we could speak of it as a “virtual context”. This virtual context is an
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Sensory Journey – Innovative Minds 2013

Sensory Journey – Innovative Minds 2013

Honorable Mention Project: Innovative Minds 2013 Project Title: Sensory Journey By: Marina Ninic Location: Croatia This project consists of both physical and virtual architecture linked by technology that uses real world locations as a template and has a specifically designed virtual architecture set within that real world. The chosen site is Krka National Park, situated
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Systems Culture: Virtual Scales – Innovative Minds 2013

Systems Culture: Virtual Scales – Innovative Minds 2013

Honorable Mention Project: Innovative Minds 2013 Project Title: Systems Culture: Virtual Scales By: Yunlong Chen (Leo), Yiming Li (Lucas) School: The University of Melbourne Location: Melbourne, VIC, Australia Chapter 1: Summary In our project we have explored how individual “kits” fit together to produce affects similar to those of Ai Weiwei’s “society machine” as seen
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Neocortex: Innovative Minds 2013

Neocortex: Innovative Minds 2013

Honorable Mention Project: Innovative Minds 2013: Virtual Context Project Title: NEOCORTEX By: Sarah Hatch School: Fashion Institute of Technology Location: New York, New York Exploratory Collaboration Laboratory for Advancement in Neurotechnology Brain science is today’s greatest frontier. A great mystery in science and challenge in medicine, discovering the brain will lead to powerful capabilities, providing
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Sagay: Tubbataha Marine Life Sanctuary – Innovative Minds 2013

Sagay: Tubbataha Marine Life Sanctuary – Innovative Minds 2013

Innovative Minds 2014: Honorable Mention Project Title: Sagay: Tubbataha Marine Life Sanctuary By: Ma.Concepcion V. Roxas,John Nikko Macabagdal,Jenilyn A. De Robles,Christian Lyle D. La Madrid,Junellene Feliz R. De Jesus,Fernando Angelo B. Lagman Affiliation: VILLEGAS-ROXAS CONSULTANTS Location: Philippines Coral Reefs are marine structures made of limestone formed by the skeletons of colonies of coral polyps. They
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Excavating Utopia – Innovative Minds 2013

Excavating Utopia – Innovative Minds 2013

Project Title: Excavating Utopia By: Matthew Hung Location: United Kingdom Statement: This utopian project speculates on the makeup of a high-tech business incubator established in and around Claude Nicolas Ledoux’s Saline Royale in France under a not too distant projected future. A future where the continuing migration of our lives into the virtual realm has
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